Cold War Radio #85

Posted: August 18, 2014 in Uncategorized

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Today in Cold War History for August 18
1947 – Naval torpedo & mine factory explodes at Cadiz, Spain killing 300
1950 – Julien Lahaut, the chairman of the Communist Party of Belgium is assassinated by far-right elements.
1965 – Vietnam War: Operation Starlite begins – United States Marines destroy a Viet Cong stronghold on the Van Tuong peninsula in the first major American ground battle of the war.
1966 – The first pictures of earth taken from moon orbit were sent back to the U.S.
1966 – Vietnam War: the Battle of Long Tan ensues after a patrol from the 6th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment clashes with a Viet Cong force in Phước Tuy Province.
1971 – New Zealand Prime Minister Keith Holyoake announces in Parliament that New Zealand’s combat force would be withdrawn from Vietnam before the end of the year, coinciding with a similar announcement by the Australian government
1976 – In the Korean Demilitarized Zone at Panmunjom, the Axe murder incident results in the death of two US soldiers.
1976 – USSR’s Luna 24 soft-lands on Moon
1977 – Steve Biko is arrested at a police roadblock under the Terrorism Act No 83 of 1967 in King William’s Town, South Africa. He would later die of the injuries sustained during this arrest bringing attention to South Africa’s apartheid policies.
1979 – Iran Ayatollah Khomeini demands Saint War against Kurds
1989 – Leading presidential hopeful Luis Carlos Galán is assassinated near Bogotá in Colombia.
1990 – The first shots were fired by the U.S. in the Persian Gulf Crisis when a U.S. frigate fired rounds across the bow of an Iraqi oil tanker.
1991 – An unsuccessful coup was attempted in against President Mikhail S. Gorbachev. The Soviet hard-liners were responsible. Gorbechev and his family were effectively imprisoned for three days while vacationing in Crimea.
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